ABC political editor Andrew Probyn got all the attention when his job was made redundant, but there are several less well-known journalists on the ABC’s award-winning investigative programs who are also facing the sack. The ABC’s blueprint for digital transformation includes losing two staff from Four Corners, two from 7.30, four from the investigative reporting
Dr Evan Jones, retired professor of Political-Economy at the University of Sydney, has published an insightful commentary on recent debates regarding corporate profits, inflation and monetary policy. With permission we reprint his article here. It originally appeared in Counterpunch. The politics of inflation in Australia Consumer price inflation in Australia reached 6.8 % in the
Q & A audience member Amy Brown cited the Australia Institute’s profits research when she asked the panel of politicians when they’re going to “act on behalf” of the constituents who elected them, instead of on behalf of corporations.
Experts have warned that The Australian Government’s Powering the Regions Fund (PRF) will be used to subsidise fossil fuel projects. As currently proposed, the fund could leave Australian taxpayers bankrolling upgrades for global gas and coal giants that have reaped tens of billions of dollars in windfall profits and pay little if any tax in
More than 100 economists and tax experts are urging the Labor government to reconsider the impending stage 3 tax cuts for high income earners, including a former RBA boss who called it a “slap in the face for disadvantaged groups”. The tax cuts are part of the previous Coalition government’s three-stage tax overhaul, which changed
More than 100 of Australia’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters from the mining industry want Labor to cap the price of scarce carbon credits to stop speculators making offsets so costly that resources firms are forced to prematurely close mines. The Minerals Council of Australia issued the “must have” demand on Friday to cap carbon at
The federal Liberals have rejected an invitation to attend a national jobs summit next month, labelling it a stunt.
Report proposes big changes to Australian economy including giving workers more clout to bargain for better pay
The Australian Council of Trade Unions has accused the Reserve Bank of deliberately laying the groundwork for a recession due to its “whatever it takes” attitude to bringing inflation back to target.
The ACTU has proposed a radical overhaul of the nation’s economic structures, pushing for a tax on businesses that profit from high inflation and price controls on some goods and services, while tasking the Reserve Bank with driving down unemployment.
Australia is a nation in managed decline. It is running down its stock of assets, its advantages natural, historical and human-made. The reef is bleaching, the koala is endangered. Australia’s ranking in school standards is sliding, the hospital system is groaning. Productivity is stagnant, federal debt towering. Living standards are going nowhere. Of all the
Reforming the Public Interest Disclosure Act “is a significant matter because it is linked to the national anti-corruption commission that we hope to legislate this year,” the federal Attorney General Mark Dreyfus has told the Law Report. In a wide-ranging interview, Mr Dreyfus outlines his legislative priorities, including reforming the Privacy Act, media freedoms, and
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he will spend most of his time at The Lodge, but has stopped short of making a commitment to call Canberra home. The future residence of the newly-elected prime minister has fuelled speculation as Canberra’s famous building sits empty once again. “I’ll spend most of my time, I am sure, in The Lodge in
A pandemic-era $1.6 billion injection in much-needed funding into the nation’s training system has dramatically increased headcount of people in vocational courses, a new report says, but left Australia’s pipeline of skills in disarray. Three in five new apprenticeships have gone to male-dominated trades while numbers training in feminised sectors, such as aged and disability